Recent Fiction

Limestone, Lye, and the Buzzing of Flies

by Kate Heartfield

16 February 2015

“But she’s long dead,” I said. “She might even be dead in 1850. Do you mean her ghost or something?” He shook his head. “As long as there’s a smith there’s a smith’s wife.”

Podcast: Limestone, Lye, and the Buzzing of Flies

by Kate Heartfield, read by Anaea Lay

16 February 2015

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Kate Heartfield's "Limestone, Lye, and the Buzzing of Flies."

Traveling Mercies

by Rachael K. Jones

9 February 2015

In the old stories, strangers at the door could be disguised gods, so you had to invite them in. It was a sin to turn away a guest. Atithi devo bhava. Sanskrit: the guest is God.

Podcast: Traveling Mercies

by Rachael K. Jones, read by Anaea Lay

9 February 2015

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Rachael K. Jones's "Traveling Mercies."

Archived Fiction

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